Multiple Sclerosis is provoked by damage to the myelin sheath which is the protective covering that surrounds the nerve cells. When the sheath is damaged the nerve impulses may slow down or even stop. Inflammation is what causes the nerve damage. When the nervous system is attacked by its own immune cells, inflammation occurs. Repeated inflammation can occur along any area of the brain, spinal cord, or the optic nerve (PubMed Health 1747) (PubMed Health 1463).
Genetics can sometimes run in families is one cause to the start of mental illnesses. Infections, brain defects or injury, prenatal damage, substance abuse, and other factors are the other five factors to mental illnesses. Yates battled depression for years; the cause of her actions for drowning her children were caused by postpartum psychosis triggered by the improper use of her meds, not listening to what her doctor had to say after her treatment, and lack of knowing any coping techniques. Postpartum depression can take up to a year after the child’s birth before the mother would even notice any signs of depression. If left untreated it can have dire consequences.
Crohn’s Disease is a life-long debilitating form of inflammatory bowel disease that can cause many complications. Like most autoimmune diseases, these complications and unpleasant symptoms have shown to be unpredictable and difficult to control, which can cause a sense of powerlessness, helplessness and lead to stress and depression. There is ongoing research to understand this disease more, to determine exactly what causes this disease and ultimately find a cure.  Although the exact cause of Crohns disease remains unknown; immunologic, microbial, vascular, genetic, environmental and psychosocial factors have been suggested. The immunologic response is a cellular immune response that leads to the production of TNF-alpha.
Throughout the book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot, it was evident that Deborah Lacks was curious to find out what happened to her mother, Henrietta, and her sister, Elsie. For her mother, she wanted to find out how she died and what happened to the HeLa cells. For her sister, Deborah wanted to know how she died and what kind of life she had at Crownsville. These questions concerning Elsie and Henrietta took such a toll on Deborah that she became physically ill and suffered extreme stress. In order to find out what happened to her sister Elsie, Deborah and Rebecca went to visit Crownsville where Elsie was staying before she died.
Hunting the nightmare bacteria Frontline investigates the alarming rise of deadly type of bacteria that our modern antibiotics cannot stop. This video is about three different cases of infection that is becoming impossible to treat. First case appear in Tucson, Arizona, May 2011. Addie an 11 years old, physically perfect. She start complaining to her mom about pain in her hip, next day took her to the hospital where they said she had symptom of a virus but days after the pain spread and the fever got worse.
What is Lupus? Bios-260 What is lupus you ask? Well, Systemic lupus erthematosus, also known as lupus, is a chronic autoimmune system disease that can affect pretty much any organ of the body. Lupus affects the body’s immune system by pretty much confusing it. The Immune system normally functions to protect against foreign invaders by sending out certain cells that attack and destroy the ailment affecting your body, like an infection or a cold.
This means there is a problem with the body’s normal immune system response. In patients with an autoimmune disease, the immune system can’t tell the difference between harmful substances and healthy ones. The result is an overactive immune response that attacks otherwise healthy cells and tissue, leading to chronic inflammation. Lupus is diagnosed through blood test. Lupus is a tricky disease
Multiple Sclerosis the Silent Battle Randall Anderson COM/172 June-09,2014 MR. Wollenberg Multiple Sclerosis the Silent Battle At age 37 Amy's life changed forever, and it started with muscle spasms in the legs during sleeping and eventual numbness from the waist down. Her first thought was maybe she had pinched a nerve in her back, but decided to visit her doctor for a better explanation. Not more than an hour after leaving the doctor's office Amy received a call from the doctor instructing her to go to the hospital and admit herself. Several test and 6 days later Amy is diagnosed with MS and her life is forever changed. Multiple Sclerosis or MS is a disease that attacks the central nervous system.
Immune System Disorders Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE) Lupus is a disease that leads to long-term inflammation of the particular tissue. It is an autoimmune system disorder in which the body mistakenly attacks healthy tissues. It can damage healthy tissue of the skin, joint, kidneys, brain, and other organs. It’s underlying cause is not fully known but may also be caused by certain drugs. SLE is more common in women than men and can occur at any age but often most seen in people ages 10-50.
Name of STD: Cytomegalovirus What is it? Cytomegalovirus, also called CMV is a common virus that infects most people, but rarely causes obvious illness. Unfortunately, once you're infected with CMV, the virus is in your body for life. What causes it? The transmission of an infectious agent by another person by one or more of the following: saliva, air, cough, fecal-oral route, surfaces, blood, needles, blood transfusions, sexual contact, or mother to fetus (through the placenta).